Tambuwal replaces Fayemi as NGF chairman

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State, has been replaced as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum by Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State.

Fayemi handed over the reins to Tambuwal, who took over on Thursday at the National Economic Council meeting in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

In a statement on Thursday, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the NGF’s director of media and public affairs, confirmed the transfer of authority.

The statement claims that Tambuwal will remain in charge until the governors are properly elected in May of the following year.

Tambuwal previously held the position of Vice Chairman of the Forum for the previous four years under Fayemi.

According to reports, Fayemi was recently chosen to lead the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia, Morocco’s state of Casablanca.

The statement read, “Before making the announcement, the Ekiti State Governor acknowledged the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support, explaining that yes, we may be occasionally troublesome, coming from the Forum of Governors, and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation.”

“The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them.

“In his response the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was “meant to, on behalf of the NEC commend the Ekiti Governor and NGF Chairman’s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years and that was enhanced by your chairmanship of the NGF, admitting that the NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation, not just in words but in deeds as well.”

“Professor Osinbajo prayed that Dr fayemi’s services both nationally and globally to development, and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves will continue.

“Dr Fayemi formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Rt Hon Amuinu Waziri Tambuwal on the October 16th.”

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